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The Resource The anarchy : the relentless rise of the East India Company, William Dalrymple ; [maps and illustrations, Olivia Fraser]

The anarchy : the relentless rise of the East India Company, William Dalrymple ; [maps and illustrations, Olivia Fraser]

Label
The anarchy : the relentless rise of the East India Company
Title
The anarchy
Title remainder
the relentless rise of the East India Company
Statement of responsibility
William Dalrymple ; [maps and illustrations, Olivia Fraser]
Title variation
Relentless rise of the East India Company
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In August 1756 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army--what we would now call an act of involuntary privatization. The East India Company's founding charter authorized it to "wage war" and it had always used violence to gain its ends. But the creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation dealing in silks and spices and became something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. In less than four decades it had trained up a security force of around 200,000 men--twice the size of the British army--and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched until almost all of India south of the Himalayas was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas in on small office, five windows wide, and answerable only to its distant shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power. -- Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
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Dalrymple, William
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS465
LC item number
.D35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fraser, Olivia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East India Company
  • India
  • International business enterprises
  • International business enterprises
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
The anarchy : the relentless rise of the East India Company, William Dalrymple ; [maps and illustrations, Olivia Fraser]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (407-496) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1599 -- An offer he could not refuse -- Sweeping with the broom of plunder -- A prince of little capacity -- Bloodshed and confusion -- Racked by famine -- The desolation of Delhi -- The impeachment of Warren Hastings -- The corpse of India
Control code
on1076511649
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxv, 522 pages, 48 unnumbers pages of plates
Isbn
9781635575804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, (chiefly color), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1076511649
Label
The anarchy : the relentless rise of the East India Company, William Dalrymple ; [maps and illustrations, Olivia Fraser]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (407-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1599 -- An offer he could not refuse -- Sweeping with the broom of plunder -- A prince of little capacity -- Bloodshed and confusion -- Racked by famine -- The desolation of Delhi -- The impeachment of Warren Hastings -- The corpse of India
Control code
on1076511649
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxv, 522 pages, 48 unnumbers pages of plates
Isbn
9781635575804
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, (chiefly color), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1076511649

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